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English

GCSE English Language

Unit 1:

Writing for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-fiction and Media Texts

 

External written examination.

 

Untiered

 

1 hour 45 mins

Students complete five tasks.

30% Summer from

2018 and January from 2019

 

Unit 2:

Speaking and Listening

 

Controlled assessment

 

Untiered

 

Teachers mark the tasks, and we moderate the results.

 

20% Summer from 2018 and January from 2019

 

Unit 3:

Studying Spoken and Written Language

 

Controlled assessment

 

Untiered

 

Teachers mark the tasks, and we moderate the results.

20% Summer from 2019 and January from 2020

Unit 4: 

Personal or Creative Writing and Reading Literary and Non-fiction Texts

 

External written examination

 

Untiered

 

1 hour 45 mins

Students complete four tasks.

30% Summer from 2019 and January from 2020

 

Students must take at least 40 percent of the assessment (based on unit weightings)

at the end of the course as terminal assessment.

Staff

HOD

Mr John Hughes

Subject Teachers

Mrs Cathy Hasson

Mrs Pauline McGrath

Ms Brona Devine

Mrs Helena Fitzgerald

Ms Michelle McGrade

Mr Brian McGilloway

Mrs Claire Doherty

Ms Leah McCance

Mrs Dara Gallagher

Mrs Clare Kirk

Mrs Bridgeen MacManus

GCSE English Literature

Unit 1: The Study of Prose

 

External written

Examination

 

Untiered

 

1 hour 45 mins

Students answer two questions, one from Section A and the set question in  section B. Section A is closed book.

30% Summer from  2018

 

Unit 2: The Study of Drama and Poetry

 

External written

Examination

 

Untiered

 

2 hours

Students answer two questions, one from Section A and one from Section B.

Section A is open book.

Section B is open book.

50%

Summer from 2019

 

Unit 3: The Study of Shakespeare

 

Controlled assessment

 

Untiered

 

2 hours

Students complete one task: an extended writing question based on a theme.

Teachers mark the tasks, and we moderate the results.

 

20% Summer from 2019.

Students must take at least 40 percent of the assessment (based on unit weightings) at the end of the course as terminal assessment.

A Level English Literature

There are four external assessment units in this specification, two at AS level and two at A2.

Unit AS 1: The Study of Poetry 1900–Present and Drama 1900–Present

Students answer two questions, one from Section A and one from Section B.

Section A is open book. Section B is closed book.

2 hours

60% AS
24% A Level

Unit AS 2: The Study of Prose Pre 1900

Students answer one question.

Closed book.

1 hours

40% AS
16% A Level

Unit A2 1: Shakespearean Genres

Students answer one question.

Closed book.

1 hour 30 mins

20% A Level

Unit A2 2: The Study of Poetry Pre 1900 and Unseen Poetry

 

Students answer two questions, one from Section A and the question set in
Section B.

Closed book.